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Ignition cylinder not returning to off for key removal car is in park

Car is in park ignition switch will not turn all the way back to the off position to remove keys. works sometimes not othertimes.

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  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    I went to my car today and there is no power at all, no lights etc... can event get my key to go back to home position and cant get it out of park

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If you reach in under the steering wheel behind the plastic cover you'll feel a round metal cylinder. on the top close to the plastic will be a button and its the only way i can get my keys out. Second option is if you look on the plastic its self you'll see a round cap that you can pry off and stick a pencil into that will depress the same button. Its been an ongoing problem with chev aparently. Good luck

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The key interlock is a solenoid. Could be the solenoid is bad, a broken wire (happens in tilt collumn), neutral safety switck problem, or even a fuse.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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When the car is in park, press shifter hard up past park, it will release the keys.

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